Ramen is the pantry staple of college students, but it can be so much more. This Ramen Stir Fry recipe starts with Ramen, and with the addition of some vegetables and oil, a couple simple packs of Ramen can be transformed into something that feeds the entire family, and gets them to eat their vegetables, too.
I have been making variations of this Ramen Stir Fry for Years. It’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables, and because my children like Ramen, I can be guaranteed that they will eat those vegetables. I used this recipe as part of my Five Dollar Grocery Challenge, but that version was made only with cabbage and onion combined with the Ramen. It was very good, but I decided to try to make this a bit “fancier” this time.Jump to Recipe
What will you need to prepare this recipe?
From the Pantry
From the Refrigerator
- Coleslaw Mix
- Broccoli Slaw (or Carrot Slaw)
From the Root Cellar
Using prepackaged coleslaw mix and broccoli (or carrot) slaw mix, helps to prepare this dish quickly. It’s great served with a side of steamed, or fried, rice.
This recipe is very simple to prepare, and a few simple variations can help you create a very different tasting meal. Give it a try. You’ll be glad you did.
Do you ever use Ramen to make stir fry? Do you use Ramen for other recipes? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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Ramen Stir Fry
- 2 (3 ounce) packages soy sauce flavored Ramen ($0.40)
- 1 (10 ounce) package broccoli slaw (can use carrot slaw mix instead) ($1.99)
- 1 (12 – 16 ounce) package tricolor coleslaw mix ($0.99)
- 1 medium yellow onion quartered and thingly sliced ($0.20)
- 2 cloves garlic minced ($0.10)
- 2 tbsp oil (corn, canola, coconut, peanut–your choice)($0.16)
- 1 cup leftover chopped chicken ($0.50)
- 1 cup raw spanish peanuts (optional) ($0.38)
- Bring 2 cups water to boil on stove.
- Heat oil in large skillet.
- Add onion and sautee for 2 minutes.
- Add garlic to pan with onions and sautee for 1 more minute.
- Add chicken, and ½ cup of peanuts to the pan with the onions and garlic and sautee for1-2 minutes.
- Add broccoli (or carrot) slaw to the pan with the meat mixture and mix well to thoroughly combine.
- Sprinkle seasoning packets from Ramen on top of the cabbage mixture.
- Mix well and continue to cook, stirring frequently.
- Break the brick of Ramen noodles in half and then break each half in half again.
- Drop Ramen noodles into boiling water and allow to cook for one minute–just until they are separated.
- Remove noodles from water and add to pot with cabbage mixture and toss together to evenly distribute them.
- Continue stir the vegetable and noodle mixture until cooked to your desired level of doneness.
- If you prefer softer vegetables, add water ½ cup at a time to the pan, and cover it to allow the vegetables to finish cooking by steaming.
- Serve topped with additional peanuts. if desired.
Nutritional information was calculated for 1/8th of Ramen Stir Fry prepared according to the recipe above.
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